China Leadership Monitor

The 18th Central Committee Leadership With Comrade Xi Jinping As General Secretary

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Authoritative party documents refer to the prescribed dynamic of elite politics in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as its “collective leadership system.”  Despite widespread impressions of Xi Jinping as a rule-busting strongman leader, PRC media consistently depict the current Politburo and its Standing Committee as operating in the same manner they did during the Hu Jintao period: as an oligarchic collective leadership according to the system’s norms.

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The 18th Central Committee Leadership with Comrade Xi Jinping as General Secretary